Paris Opera House

Built from 1860 to 1875 the opera house can seat 2,200 people

Typically operatic statues line the roof

The lobby interior, it was dark and difficult to get good pictures
Just to the right is the grand staircase

Another view of the delicate workings in the lobby area
In 1909 Gaston Leroux wrote 'The Phantom of the Opera' inspired by the Paris Opera

The main theater hall with stage and seating

A close up of the ceiling over the seating area

Another view of the many storied seating area

A side view of the building

It is said this building was very influential for future opera houses around the world